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We are excited to welcome you to University of California, San Diego for the 2024 CaCCCHE Southern California Drive-In!

Our CaCCCHE Regional Drive-In Conference is a one-day professional development and networking opportunity hosted in collaboration with a member institution. The Drive-In Conference generally features a keynote speaker, invited presenters/panelists, concurrent sessions, roundtable discussions, campus tours, networking socials, and more. Drive-In Conference Registration is free to persons with an active CaCCCHE membership.

Drive-In Conference Fees

  • Non-CaCCCHE Member: $75.00
  • CaCCCHE Active Membership Registration: No Fee 
  • Undergraduate Student Registration: $65 *Must be nominated and employed by current CaCCCHE individual or institutional members.

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Drive-In Conference Schedule

Tentative Drive-In Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change

  • Check-In/Breakfast Open (Breakfast Provided), 8:30am
  • Official Welcome & Introductions, 9:00am
  • Roundtable Discussion 1, 10:00am
  • Featured Speaker 1(TBA), 11:15am
  • Lunch(Lunch provided), 12:30pm
  • Campus Identity-Based & Cross Cultural Centers Tour, 1:00pm
  • Guided Stretch/Energizer, 2:00pm
  • Roundtable Discussion 2, 2:15PM - 3:30pm
  • Featured Speaker 2(TBA), 3:30pm
  • Closing, 5:00pm
  • No host social, 6:00pm

PDF of Drive-In Schedule

Featured Speakers


 Featured Speaker 1: Dr. Alejandro Covarrubias

Session Title: Rooted Leadership: Working towards Justice with Authenticity and Integrity 

Description: This interactive keynote will invite participants to deepen and clarify their values, strengths, and intentions when doing equity and justice work as a tool for navigating the politics of their work environment and making difficult personal and professional decisions.  

Bio: Dr. Alejandro Covarrubias earned his Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Human Rights Education from the University of San Francisco. He has over 15 years of experience in higher education serving as the former Co-Director of the Cultural Centers at the University of San Francisco, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of San Francisco; and most recently as Executive Director of Equity, Access, and Belonging at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Dr. Ale is now a full time organizational development consultant grounded in equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice. He works with universities, community colleges, nonprofits, and unions with a focus on strategic planning, coaching, and training. He is also full time faculty for the Social Justice Training Institute.  

Ale is grounded in the power of critical hope and he is dedicated to challenging himself and others to think critically about liberation and justice through the head, the heart, and the body.

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Nearby Hotel Reccomendations

**CaCCCHE currently does not have any group rate discounts.

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel

3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

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California Council of Cultural Centers in Higher Education

a network of social justice educators & practitioners